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Lollards on Radio 4
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Well it might as well be. Myself and Tim of this parish, and Meggean who is one person removed from the FT Collective (she is my old flatmate), were featured heavily on Radio 4’s Soul Music show this week – basically we get the last fifte[…]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4 – Week 13)
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This week the Lollards reflect on Fame, and if they too want to live forever. Brushes with celebrity, real or fictional, the correct way to get an autograph of of a celebrity and the Panto – the SI unit of notoriety. And yes, wherever there is […]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4 – Week 12)
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Another week, another conversation. This time I welcome a terrifyingly well-informed team of Magnus Anderson, Al Ewing and Martin Skidmore to talk about something I (demonstrably, audibly) know very little about – the history, present and pract[…]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4 – Week 11)
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DJ Steve Braiden joins Alex Macpherson and host Elisha Sessions on Resonance FM 104.4 to talk about the furrow of club music being busily excavated by Night Slugs and associated factions. We hear an interview with Girl Unit (aka Phil Gamble), we talk[…]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4, Week 10)
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Guests were Cecily Nowell-Smith, Marna Gilligan and Alasdair MacLean; Hazel Robinson on kn0bs; Mark Sinker was presenter. Topic = how much does it matter to do stuff right, and what’s going on when doing stuff wrong stops being wrong?

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4, Week 9)
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This week the Lollards get Popular! No really! Tom Ewing makes his way to the sprawling Resonance FM studios to preview the next entry in his mammoth project. Mark Sinker, Kat Stevens, and host Elisha Sessions join him for a wide-ranging discussion t[…]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4, week 8)
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There was a slight problem with last week’s show, but it will hopefully turn up at some point. In the meantime, here is this weeks Freaky Trigger and The Lollards Of Pop which for once is serious about the serious and silly about the silly. Pet[…]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4, week 6)
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Hazel Robinson hosts a discussion of children’s literature and morality tales from Struwwelpeter to Lemony Snicket. Mark Sinker lifts the lid on Victorian nonsense, Julia Heller suggests suitable reading for the “very advanced”, and[…]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4, week 5)
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Random start point, random guests, random topics. This weeks Lollards is all LOL no LARD, with Kat Stevens, Alix Campbell and Magnus Anderson being herded into opinions about topics they no nothing of by the medium of a fortune telling device and a p[…]

Freaky Trigger presents A Slug of Pop (series 3, week 4)
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A special episode of Lollards this week, as Tom Ewing and Mark Sinker each talk about a pop song of their choice, with Tim Hopkins asking them the difficult questions. How is putting Lakshminarayanan Shankar on your record a crass commercial move? Ar[…]


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  1. One of the best things I've read about art all year. Congrats on the first 1k and looking forward to…

  2. Well done for getting this far, and capping the first 1,000 with these essays. I discovered FreakyTrigger and Popular through…

  3. Astonishing read. I don't know if any of this is going to make sense, but thank you, Tom, for this…

  4. Thank you, Tom, for many years of enjoyable, insightful, reading. Really something that has endured and has proven its worth…

  5. Tom, thank you for such thoughtful reflections on Popular and the charts. I really enjoyed them, just as I’ve really…

  6. Congratulations on making it this far, and I'm enjoying it more than ever! And I have been reading for my…

  7. Yeah while I wanted to accentuate the positive there are some absolute horrorshows to come and Sheerangate is one of…